Good Songs For Gig


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05-29-2007, 03:48 PM
my band has a gig coming up real soon and we want some more songs so does anyone know any good easy to learn songs that would be good to play?

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we play stuff like weezer ben kweller john mayer coheed and cambria and stuff like that really. any sugestions?

05-29-2007, 03:54 PM
TNT - ACDC always gets the place going, my band plays it all the time XD

05-29-2007, 03:55 PM
Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine

05-29-2007, 03:55 PM
something Built to spill.. or... Radish!! :P

05-29-2007, 03:58 PM
well sometimes what i do is find a few good riffs and learn the key, then play that and solo over it, and take it from there. heres a few

- Always on the run - lenny kravitz
- Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
- Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
- Seek And Destroy - Metallica
- Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
- sunshine of your life - Cream

have fun dude

05-29-2007, 04:00 PM
any acdc song they are so energetic real good for crowds

05-29-2007, 04:01 PM
i agree with aguynamedlarry, and I add La Grange by ZZ Top and Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd.

Donkey Fly
05-29-2007, 04:04 PM
The Trooper - Iron Maiden

05-29-2007, 04:17 PM
No offense to the people who suggested songs, but judging by the bands he mentioned, I think you are a little off.

05-29-2007, 06:10 PM
some grateful dead might be your style, like goin' down the road feelin' bad if you like to jam and improv or The Golden Road, Playing In the Band, Fire on The Mountain, Good Lovin, truckin, Sugar Magnolia. Baba O'Reilly by The Who is good, Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. Or Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, Swingtown, Fly Like An Eagle, Rockin' Me by Steve Miller Band.

05-29-2007, 06:56 PM
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins (Easy to learn and play. For the solo just go nuts with a whammy pedal)
Everlong - Foo Fighters
I like the Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top suggestion too.

Are you doing a mix of covers and originals? Most of the suggestions above are just the usual generic UG replies...

05-31-2007, 02:05 AM
thanks for all the suggestions, ill keep them in mind for our next gig, we just finished playing it was great. it was a mix of originals and covers. thanks for the stuff

Deathcore Dude
05-31-2007, 04:34 AM
black sabbath-paranoid
guns n roses-sweet child o mind
trivium-gunshot to the head of trepidation
anything by ac dc.

06-01-2007, 05:20 PM
Thunderstruck is really good. However two things have to happen: you have to play the intro perfectly and you have to get the crowd singing at least the first part (the "ah ha ha ha" part).

06-01-2007, 05:24 PM
does nobody understand the concept of easy here? *cough* Deathcore dude, etc *cough* since when has sweet child o mine been easy and the trooper!? what part of that's easy?

Try: Song 2 (blur), 500 Miles (the proclaimers), sit down (james), common people (pulp), teenage kicks (the undertones), all the small things (blink 182), and buck rodgers (feeder)